NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 3, 2022–
The international family of Carnegie Institutions today named five distinguished philanthropists as recipients of the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to solving the challenges facing our world. The Medal’s goal is to inspire a culture of giving by honoring innovative philanthropists and elevating the significance and relevance of philanthropic contributions to our society.
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The @CarnegieMedal of Philanthropy honors five people who are forces for positive change: Manu Chandaria, Lyda Hill, Dolly Parton, Lynn Schusterman and Stacy Schusterman. With a special presentation of the Carnegie Catalyst Award to @WCKitchen. #CMoP (Photo: Business Wire)
The Carnegie Institutions also announced a special Carnegie Catalyst Award, created to celebrate the transformative power of human kindness. It honors a non-profit organization that has been exceptionally effective in catalyzing people’s desire to help each other in times of crisis.
At a time when global giving amounts to some $485 billion a year, the 2022 winners have set an example in the field of philanthropy. The medal aims to honor their vision and generosity and to encourage others to join them in making the world a better place for all. This year’s recipients have had a significant and lasting impact on many of today’s most pressing issues through their support of cancer medical research and pediatric care; advancement of women in STEM fields; reducing racial, gender and economic inequalities; promoting early childhood literacy and K-12 education; and improving the quality of life in African countries.
Among the most prestigious honors in the field, the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy has been awarded for more than two decades, since its inception in 2001, by the Carnegie family of institutions – more than 20 organizations in the United States and Europe founded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. To date, more than 65 philanthropists have been honored with the medal.
The 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients:
Manu Chandaria (Kenya) Chandaria Foundation
To advance opportunity and meet critical needs in Africa through investments in healthcare infrastructure, secondary and higher education, poverty alleviation and environmentalism.
Lyda’s Hill (USA) Lyda Hill Philanthropies
For investments in the life sciences, including cancer and mental health research and treatment; conservation; supporting women in STEM fields and inspiring girls to pursue STEM careers; and empowering nonprofit community organizations to maximize their impact.
Dolly Parton (USA) The Dollywood Foundation
To reduce poverty, strengthen early childhood education through the distribution of free books worldwide, increase access to college, and advance medical research, including pediatric infectious diseases and the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Lynn Schusterman and Stacy Schusterman (USA) Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
To advance racial, gender and economic equity through investments in areas such as K-12 education, democracy and voting rights, gender and reproductive equity and criminal justice; and supporting Jewish communities and a safe and inclusive Israel.
The 2022 Carnegie Catalyst Prize Winner:
World Central Cuisine (WE)
Founded by Chef José Andrés in 2010, the organization is known for mobilizing volunteers to provide meals in communities affected by humanitarian and natural disasters.World Central Cuisinehas served over 150 million meals in countries around the world, and the organization continues to build one of the largest food aid organizations in Ukraine during the current conflict.
The new Carnegie Catalyst Award was created in honor of Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy co-founder Vartan Gregorian, who died in April 2021. He was the beloved chairman of the Carnegie Corporation of New York for 24 years, leading the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. by honoring 10 classes of medalists. Gregorian himself was a catalyst who believed in the transformative power of human kindness – and who led by example.
“The 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients have a wide range of important priorities, but they share a common purpose through their determination to make an impact and create positive change,” said Governor Thomas H. Kean, chairman. of the board of directors of Carnegie Corporation of New York. administrators and former governor of New Jersey. “This year, the Carnegie Catalyst Award will build on their example by celebrating the ability of a organization to inspire and mobilize others. The recipient, World Central Kitchen, is an exceptional model of how humanity can respond in times of dire need by activating the inherent goodness in others – an ideal that has been embodied through Vartan’s life and work. Gregorian.
“Today, we recognize the significant contributions of five philanthropists who are energizing the field of philanthropy through their forward-looking goals for the world, including in Africa through the work of Manu Chandaria,” said Sarah Davidson, Managing Director of Carnegie UK and member of the Medal Selection Committee. “It is also an opportunity to celebrate the gift of women who continue to strengthen the sector with their new perspectives and long-term commitments. Lyda Hill, Dolly Parton, Lynn Schusterman and Stacy Schusterman are leading the way in motivating the next generation of female philanthropists.
“Andrew Carnegie sought to do what he called ‘real and permanent good in this world’ through his giving, and today we recognize the recipients of the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy for supporting this ideal through their philanthropy,” said William Thomson CBE, honorary chairman of the Medal Selection Committee and great-grandson of Carnegie. “For most of Carnegie’s life he devoted himself entirely to his ‘duty to administer surplus wealth for the good of the people’ while inspiring others to do the same. This virtuous circle is the real meaning Carnegie Medal for Philanthropy.
Every two years, medalists are nominated by the Carnegie family of institutions – and a selection committee representing seven of those institutions makes the final selection. Recipients of the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy will be honored Thursday, October 13, 2022 at a private ceremony in New York City. The event will be hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Judy Woodruff, presenter and editor of the PBS NewsTimewill serve as master of ceremonies.
The Medal Selection Committee:
- William Thomson CBE, Honorary President, Former Chairman and Honorary Chairman of Carnegie UK and great-grandson of Andrew Carnegie
- Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Sarah Davidson, Managing Director, Carnegie UK
- Eric D. Isaacs, President, Carnegie Institution for Science
- Farnam Jahanian, President, Carnegie Mellon University
- Thomas H. Kean, Chairman of the Board, Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Andy Walker, Secretary and Treasurer, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Past recipients of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy:
- 2019: Anne G. Earhart, Mellody Hobson and George Lucas, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, Morton L. Mandel, Robert F. Smith, Leonard Tow and Sir Ian Wood KT GBE
- 2017: Mei Hing Chak, Marguerite and HF “Gerry” Lenfest, Azim Premji, Julian Robertson, Jeff Skoll, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, Shelby White and Sir James D. Wolfensohn KBE AO
- 2015 : Paul G. Allen, Charles F. Feeney, Hanne and Jeremy Grantham, The Haas Family, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., Joan and Irwin Jacobs, Richard L. Menschel and Robert B. Menschel, and David M. Rubenstein
- 2013: Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Sir Tom Hunter, Marilyn H. and James H. Simons, the Wolfson family and Dmitry Borisovich Zimin
- 2011: The Crown family, the Danforth family, Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller, Fred Kavli, the Lauder family, Li Ka-shing, Pamela and Pierre Omidyar, the Pew family and the Pritzker family
- 2009: Michael R. Bloomberg, the Koç family, Betty and Gordon Moore, and Joan and Sanford Weill
- 2007: Eli Broad, the Heinz family, the Mellon family and the Tata family
- 2005: His Highness the Aga Khan, the Cadbury family, Sir Tom Farmer, Agnes Gund, the Hewlett family and the Packard family
- 2003: Kazuo Inamori and the Sainsbury family
- 2001: Leonore and Walter H. Annenberg, Brooke Astor, Irene Diamond, the Gates family, the Rockefeller family, George Soros and Ted Turner
To learn more about the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy (including current and past winners), the Carnegie family of institutions and Andrew Carnegie, please visit MedalofPhilanthropy.org and follow new developments on social media @carnegiemedal (Twitter), @MedalofPhilanthropy (Facebook) and #CMoP.
About the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy
The Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, awarded by the Carnegie family of institutions since 2001, seeks to inspire a culture of giving by recognizing exceptional philanthropists who reflect the values of Andrew Carnegie and his philosophy of giving – that the excess wealth of a few -uns should be administered “for the good of the people”.
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